Sacred Purpose, Sacred Activism

"...All shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well" - St. Julian of Norwich Every Sunday we conclude our service with a collective prayer which ends with the words, "all is well." How is it that we can justify such an overarching statement of well-being as a community affirmation? Are we ignorant, or in strict denial, of the human suffering in our midst? Neither is true. We are not immune from the travails of the human life. Among us are many who have suffered loss, small and great. Some have lost small fortunes, others face life-threatening illness, and some grieve the death of loved ones. How then, give

If You Want to Be an Optimist

"If you want to be an optimist, stand on your head. The world looks a lot better from the bottom up than it does from the top down." That's how New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, speaking recently at the Brookings Institution, summed up how massive shifts in technology, globalization, and climate change are fundamentally reshaping our world in ways that huge "top-down" governance seems unable to effectively address. "The healthy community is actually the proper governing unit," he says. In other words, those who are living with the effects of climate change, closed factories, or substandard schools, are the very ones we should be listening to and standing with. The "bottom-up" appro

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New Thought is a spiritually motivated way of life that embraces the ancient wisdom traditions of east and west. We embody the belief that consciousness is elementally creative, reciprocates thought, and allows us to co-create with the Divine to shape the reality of our lives.  AGNT is committed to global healing achieved through personal transformation, community-building, interfaith, intercultural, and interdisciplinary understanding, and compassionate activism.



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